Easter might have come early this year but it’s not too early for the first signs of summer in St Aubin! These including Le Petit Train, which started regular services around the bay between St Aubin’s Parish Hall (Salle Paroisialle) and Liberation Square in St Helier on Good Friday. Very popular it was, too!
You may or may not know that real live steam trains used to operate along almost the same route in years gone by. Some of the original buildings associated with the railway still stand, while the track has been replaced by our lovely promenade and cycle route around the bay.
That railway track used to extend as far as the quarry at Corbiere, and you can still follow that route, too (on foot or bicycle – it has gentle gradients and a pretty good surface), all the way to our iconic lighthouse. Remember, you can hire bikes from Jersey Fun Bikes at the start of the railway walk, just around the corner from Porthole Suites.
But to travel to ‘town’ or back home to St Aubin, Le Petit Train is a fun alternative to our regular bus service, car, foot or bicycle.